This single was one of the first tracks I had ever heard by Marillion. I was hooked. The special thing about this was the fact that I didn't hear it on my local radio. I had a fantastic stereo tuner that was able to pick up signals from neighboring States. I randomly tuned in to a distant signal one late evening to hear this track and several other bands I'd never heard of before. Hell, I heard an INXS track and recorded it to tape spelling it 'In Excess'. Oh to be young and naive all over again! On with it...all art and tracks are taken from this 12 inch release. Enjoy.
As promised earlier, I wanted to add this compilation import CD release to the James Ray folder. I'm certain that if you found my last post of his entertaining, you will undoubtedly enjoy this one. It's a good time for it!
Here is the other track I spoke of in my previous MC 900 Ft Jesus post. I just can't seem to get over the lovely eerie spatial feel of this brooding track. It made for a great early evening listening on Halloween night, or what ever night I was DJing for a Hallow's Eve celebration. It's easy to understand why this works so well. Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots) & Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) are at the helm of the creation!
All art & recordings are from the twelve inch. I've included a bonus full length seamless mix of the last two tracks for a more complete effect along with the individual tracks.
Halloween and All Saint's Day are right around the corner. On that note, I have a few posts that fit the mood quite proper. This lovely little night time track from MC 900 Ft. Jesus was a staple in my early Halloween DJ sets. I play 'The City Sleeps' so often, that it's one of the top tracks on my iPod and it has won the heart of my twelve year old daughter. Granted, it's not something I condone, but this track is all about arson and the eradicating of 'ghosts' in the night, which I believe to be bad memories. Offered up on the CDS are several mixes, but I always stuck with the original and Instrumental. All tracks and art are from the original release.
03 Kiss You (When It's Dangerous) (Extended Mix) 6:02
During the Autumn of 1986, Eight Seconds emerged on the US Pop scene with this one and only hit. The track and the full length release 'Almacantar' were promoted with a US Tour as the opening act for Wang Chung's tour to promote 'Mosaic'. I had a 6th row seat for this show in Milwaukee at the Riverside. I also was able to hang out with Andres and Frank following the show. I took them nightclubbing and they followed up by guesting me into the concert the next night in Chicago. Of course I went. A great time!
The two tracks from the a-side are taken from the CD 'Almacantar'. The extended mix of the title track was recorded from the 12 inch. The sound quality is evident. Not bad, but not up to my standards of crispness...even with a bit of tweaking. All art was taken from this original vinyl as well.
A quick update (7-17-15) to this post, Cherry Red Records (UK) is finally releasing some back catalogue material. Check the links for the Remaster/reissues etc...Destination Assassination and Dust Boat